I enjoyed a very relaxing summer close to home, going for many local hikes, bike rides and visits to lakes and beaches for swimming and kayaking. I took a trip in July to the Kootenays and the Okanagan, enjoying some camping, tubing and lots of cycling on the Slocan and Kettle Valley rail trails. One of my sisters moved out to Vancouver from Toronto over the summer so I was really happy to be able to spend time with her and to now have some family in town. I also spent the last week of the summer in Ontario visiting the rest of my family and being a part of my other sister’s wedding. Now I’m rested, recharged and excited for another year working with the children and families at North Star!